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By Amanda Dolasinski
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Residents in North Huntingdon soon could have the convenience of purchasing beer while making trips to the grocery store.

The Shop 'n Save grocery store at Norwin Towne Center will offer a small space for beer sales, and its adjoining restaurant, The Wooden Nickel, will offer a full-service restaurant.

Township commissioners night approved an agreement Oct. 16 to transfer a liquor license from Youngwood to North Huntingdon.

Because all 17 of the township's liquor licenses are in use, Jeff Ross and Joe Bello purchased a liquor license from Bill's Bar and Grill in Youngwood. The bar recently closed.

The grocery store is the initial license premises, with the restaurant as the extension. The license application will now be sent to the state Liquor Control Board for approval.

Bello said he hopes the grocery store and restaurant will be offering alcohol sales sometime before the Easter season. License reviews can take four to five months, he said.

Ross will operate the Shop 'n Save grocery store, with a small space for beer sales, including imports, micro brews and possibly local beers.

Bello, the general manager and executive chef of The Wooden Nickel, said the restaurant also will offer beer, mixed drinks and specialty wines.

The restaurant will seat up to 250 people. It will feature space for banquets and receptions, Bello said.

“We're providing a fine dining atmosphere,” he said. “We don't want people to have to go to Greensburg or Pittsburgh.”

Bello currently operates a branch of the restaurant in Monroeville.

The planned restaurant for North Huntingdon Township will offer a similar menu, featuring seafood and steaks.

Amanda Dolasinski is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626.

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